Carmen Agouridis Associate Dean for Instruction UKY University of Kentucky

Carmen Agouridis
Senior Associate Dean

Professional Profile

Carmen Agouridis is the Senior Associate Dean for the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment and an Extension Professor of Ecosystem Protection and Restoration in the Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering (BAE) at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Agouridis’s research focuses on using applied research to address current issues in the natural resource management, particularly restoration of water systems impacted by agricultural, urban, or mining activities. Her research examines methods to improve instream water quality through novel stream restoration techniques, stormwater management using low-impact development techniques such as rain gardens and stormwater wetlands, and evaluating the influence of the forestry reclamation approach on hydrology and water quality of mined lands. Dr. Agouridis is a member of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine’s Committee on Earth Resources was formerly director of the Stream and Watershed Graduate Certificate, co-director of the Environmental Engineering Undergraduate Certificate, and co-director of the Greenhouse Environment and Sustainability Residential College. She has served as principal or co-principal investigator on over $9.4 million in grants, authored nearly 50 refereed publications and over 30 extension publications, and advised over 30 undergraduate and graduate research projects. Dr. Agouridis received the American Society of Biological and Agricultural Engineers’ 2014 A.W. Farrall Young Educator Award. She is a certified professional engineer in Kentucky. Dr. Agouridis holds a B.S. in Agricultural Engineering and an M.S. in Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering from the University of Tennessee. She holds Master’s degrees in Public Policy and Business Administration and a Ph.D. in Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering from the University of Kentucky.


Doctor of Philosophy, Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky 

Master of Business Administration, University of Kentucky

Master of Public Policy, University of Kentucky 

Master of Science, Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, University of Tennessee 

Bachelor of Science, Agricultural Engineering, University of Tennessee